We transform the lives of families in need

With your help, our award-winning programs have been reducing homelessness and enabling self-sufficiency among working-class families, senior citizens and residents with disabilities.



83% of households we help are families with children


We provide stable housing and other services for more than 1,000 working-class families each year


11% of Virginia families live in poverty

We help working households as well as individuals with fixed incomes to obtain housing that is affordable, by providing individualized case management that will help them address structural barriers to long-term housing like poor credit histories, itinerant rental histories, little or no savings, and low incomes.

Are you in need of housing?

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GSH provides grants up to $350 per family in the period of a year to prevent evictions and utility disconnections, or help with first months rents and security deposits. Grant applicants are carefully evaluated for factors that lead to long-term housing stability, helping us keep households at risk of homelessness from losing their home. Eligible clients must live within the following zip codes: 22303, 22306, 22307, 22308, 22309, 22310, 22315, 22060, and 22079.

Are you in need of emergency financial assistance?

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Governor McAuliffe Announces Administration Appointments

For Immediate Release: March 17, 2017 Contacts: Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office: Denise Burch, Denise.Burch@governor.virginia.gov RICHMOND – Governor Terry McAuliffe announced additional appointments to his Administration today. The appointees will join...


  • Apr 292017 Transforming Lives Gala
    Join us at the Westin Alexandria for an inspirational evening and enjoy a cocktail reception, dinner, our signature silent auction, dancing and a delectable dessert bar.
  • May 112017 Financial Planning Breakfast
    Join Good Shepherd Housing as we host a networking breakfast and financial planning panel discussion. A complimentary networking breakfast will precede the financial planning panel discussion. Hear from Lauren O’Brien, […]
  • May 20Fair Trade Winds In-Store Event
    Join GSH at Fair Trade Winds at Mosaic District for an in-store shopping event. 10% of proceeds will go to benefit GSH, as we continue to reduce homeless and enable self-sufficiency […]

See what some of the families are saying about how GSH was able to help them…

  • “Thank you so much for helping my family to not have our electricity cut off while we are trying to muddle through these tough times. It is hard to ask for help when you’re used to be self sufficient!”


“We are very grateful for your program. Life has turned for the better for us. After nine months, my husband is now employed again.”


“With the help of GSH, I have been able to improve my life with self-sufficiency, which has placed me in a better position to purchase my first home! GSH is a great program for someone who is in need of a new beginning in their lives and is working towards making some positive changes.”


“We are incredibly grateful to you for your help in helping us prevent our water from being shut off in late summer. God bless.”

- LS